2019 Fairfax Food Equity Summit

Event date 22 May '19 08:30 am - 12:00 pm
Event location Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center • 3740 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, 22030, VA, United States
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Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to engage in an important discussion of food equity. Hear from nationally recognized, Rev. Dr, Heber M. Brown, III and Fairfax County’s Chief Equity Officer, Karla Bruce, as they shed light on how better to engage and serve all who live in our community.
2019 FAIRFAX FOOD EQUITY SUMMIT
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
8:30am – 12:00pm
Stacy C. Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax VA 22030
Register at https://fairfaxfoodequitysummit2019.eventbrite.com
Seating is limited so register early.
Details . . .
Join the Fairfax Food Council and Faith Communities in Action as we kick start a discussion on Food Equity in Fairfax. Explore Food Access through a broader lens as we find ways to make healthy food more accessible in our community.
Hear from our guest speakers:
Rev. Dr. Heber M. Brown, III
Founder, Black Church Food Security Network
Rev. Dr. Heber M. Brown, III is a community organizer, social entrepreneur and senior Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2015, Rev. Brown, III founded the Black Church Food Security Network, which helps congregations grow food on church-owned land and connects them with African American farmers in order to further Black food and land sovereignty.
Karla Bruce
Chief Equity Officer, Fairfax County Government
Karla Bruce has over 20 years of local government management experience and is known as a driver of innovation in public service delivery, bridging the efforts of local government with the collective action of residents and broad networks of partners to strategically address issues facing vulnerable populations and neighborhoods. Karla currently serves as the Chief Equity Officer for Fairfax County, Virginia where she successfully championed the adoption of the One Fairfax Racial and Social Equity Resolution and Policy and provides overall management of the One Fairfax strategic framework, advising and supporting the Board of Supervisors and Executive Leadership in shaping and directing the policy and practice to foster equitable opportunity for all Fairfax County residents.
Join Us in a Food Equity Challenge:
Please join the Fairfax Food Council and Faith Communities in Action as we embark on the FSNE 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge together! As an organization, we are committed to understanding and undoing racism in our food system. The FSNE Racial Equity Challenge, with small daily email prompts delivered every morning from April 1 through April 21, we can all easily participate in this transformative effort at our own pace. Visit the FSNE Challenge website for more information or to sign up.
Please register by May 15th.

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3 months agoAdd to Calender 2019-05-22 12:30:00 2019-05-22 12:30:00 2019 Fairfax Food Equity Summit Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to engage in an important discussion of food equity. Hear from nationally recognized, Rev. Dr, Heber M. Brown, III and Fairfax County’s Chief Equity Officer, Karla Bruce, as they shed light on how better to engage and serve all who live in our community. 2019 FAIRFAX FOOD EQUITY SUMMIT Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:30am – 12:00pm Stacy C. Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax VA 22030 Register at https://fairfaxfoodequitysummit2019.eventbrite.com Seating is limited so register early. Details . . . Join the Fairfax Food Council and Faith Communities in Action as we kick start a discussion on Food Equity in Fairfax. Explore Food Access through a broader lens as we find ways to make healthy food more accessible in our community. Hear from our guest speakers: Rev. Dr. Heber M. Brown, III Founder, Black Church Food Security Network Rev. Dr. Heber M. Brown, III is a community organizer, social entrepreneur and senior Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2015, Rev. Brown, III founded the Black Church Food Security Network, which helps congregations grow food on church-owned land and connects them with African American farmers in order to further Black food and land sovereignty. Karla Bruce Chief Equity Officer, Fairfax County Government Karla Bruce has over 20 years of local government management experience and is known as a driver of innovation in public service delivery, bridging the efforts of local government with the collective action of residents and broad networks of partners to strategically address issues facing vulnerable populations and neighborhoods. Karla currently serves as the Chief Equity Officer for Fairfax County, Virginia where she successfully championed the adoption of the One Fairfax Racial and Social Equity Resolution and Policy and provides overall management of the One Fairfax strategic framework, advising and supporting the Board of Supervisors and Executive Leadership in shaping and directing the policy and practice to foster equitable opportunity for all Fairfax County residents. Join Us in a Food Equity Challenge: Please join the Fairfax Food Council and Faith Communities in Action as we embark on the FSNE 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge together! As an organization, we are committed to understanding and undoing racism in our food system. The FSNE Racial Equity Challenge, with small daily email prompts delivered every morning from April 1 through April 21, we can all easily participate in this transformative effort at our own pace. Visit the FSNE Challenge website for more information or to sign up. Please register by May 15th. Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center America/New_York public Economic Justice #foodjustice